Do you ever feel like you are living in two separate realities? For example, the life you live day to day and then there is the life that your brain chooses to live inside your mind.
Do you ever find yourself daydreaming more than normal at times? Do you find yourself losing touch with reality? When I am depressed I notice that I daydream more than normal. Driving is when I daydream the most. Thank God for our subconsciousness taking over or something bad would have already happened.
Bipolar patients experience more psychological dissociation than anxiety and depression patients. Just my luck, I have all of them. So what triggers these out of body moments like you are watching a movie of yourself? STRESS, severe stress. A few other triggers are alcohol, marijuana, brain injuries and brain tumors. Lucky me, I have a brain tumor (sarcasm).
Apparently half of the world population has experienced this at least once in their lifetime. Only 2% are actually diagnosed with this type of disorder.
My therapist told me how to bring myself back to this reality. It’s 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Look for 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste. She uses this technique on her patients that have episodes during their session.
My therapist did tell me that since I do have a brain tumor that all my senses are heightened and I experience some things more than most people with Bipolar due to being hypersensitive.
I hope this helps at least one person. Good Luck and stay blessed.